Just checking in with everyone about different perceptions of how the DB board is doing at this time. As those of you who have been around for awhile know, we've now been through several changes of moderators (first to go was JT, then Don, and now more recently, Sam), added some new forums, consolidated some old ones, added a "sampler" page (thanks to Damon and Sam!), and a commercial user policy which seemed to confuse everyone for a bit. My school year at the U will over in less than a month, and in addition to working on our "potentially" beautiful 120 year old house and actually practicing regularly, I'll have a little more time to put in at the forum, should it be determined that work needs to be done or changes need to happen. Questions, comments, insights, inspirations, anyone? Things you like about the forum? Things you don't like? A TBDB "wish list", perhaps? Post 'em all here. I have a couple of things to add: First, I did not start this thread so I could get my ego stroked by well-meaning folks telling me how great everything is, so don't feel obliged to do so. I mostly just wanted to open a thread to see what folks think might make the forum better. Second, the one thing I could really use help on is in updating the "Newbie Links" threads in various forums with good newer threads that might help lurkers and researchers find valuable information more quickly. If you find a thread or threads that you think might be a good addition to any of the newbie threads, just shoot me a PM with a link to the thread and the Newbie thread you think it would best belong in. If you're feeling really creative, you could come up with a title that describes the subject too, since the links are in alphabetical order. I used to do a lot of this myself, but there isn't much time for stuff like that much or the year these days. Last, just a reminder that the little "!" symbol on the upper right of all posts is a way to bring spam, trolling, or other unpleasantness to Jon's and my attention. Don't be afraid to use it. Jon and I are now both site "supermods" (insert superhero jokes in your post...), which means we can ban first and ask questions later, which is very useful for obvious trolls and spammers...BUT, we're both too busy to read every post of every thread, so if you'll help us out by reporting stuff that shouldn't be there before it gets too out of hand, it would help out a bunch. You guys make this site great. If you have ideas about how to improve it, post away.